German Pointer

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Description

Description:

The German Wirehaired Pointer is a powerful, study, well-muscled, well-balanced, medium sized dog. It has a coarse, wiry, weather-resistant coat, bushy eyebrows, mustache and beard. It’s responsive, gentle, affectionate, and even-tempered.

It is very active and energetic, it does not do well in apartment as it needs extensive exercise. This breed is an all-around gun dog; it likes to hunt birds and small animals. It makes an excellent watchdog.

Colors:

Liver and white, solid liver, black and white.

Coat:

Thick and harsh, no longer than 1.5 inches with a dense undercoat. Brush the coat a couple of times a week. Thinning is necessary in the spring and fall. Bath when necessary. Regular attention to the ears is needed.

Health Issues:

It is prone to hip dysplasia, ear infections, genetic eye disease and skin cancers.

Temperament:

The German Wirehaired Pointer thrives on human companionship; it is very affectionate, loyal, active and intelligent. It is steady, lively and vigorous. It is responsive, eager to learn and enjoys working for its owner. This breed is very affectionate with its owner and can become jealous. It does best with older, considerate children. It needs a consistent, experienced handler.

Socialization and obedience training at an early age is a must. The German Wirehaired Pointer is naturally aloof with strangers. It makes an excellent watchdog. It can be rather willful; it likes to roam. This breed is a perfect gun dog; it is able to hunt any sort of game on any sort of terrain. This dog has a good nose and can track, point, and retrieve on both land and water. Usually it gets along well with other dogs and household pets, though some may try to dominate other animals.

Living Environment:

Not recommended for apartment life, a home with an average-sized fenced yard is essential, this breed needs a considerable amount of exercise.